Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS2 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 2 44 INDIAN LAND Indian Land BY DREW BECKER ancestral, now corporate Less than 30 minutes from Charlotte and offering a slower lifestyle, Indian Land, South Carolina, is a desirable locale with many relocation opportunities. The name reflects that this area is and has been the home of the Catawba tribe. They have lived on their ancestral lands along the banks of the Catawba River dating back at least 6000 years. Indian Land, located in "the panhandle" of Lancaster County, is the fourth fastest growing county in the Carolinas. This unincorporated community of about 35,000 accounts for 90% of the increase in the county. In the Charlotte region, Indian Land has the most rapid growth rate. It is also one of the fastest expanding areas in the country. According to Executive Director of Lancaster County Department of Economic Development Jamie Gilbert, "The reasons for this tremendous growth are a terrific business climate, safe communities, good schools, a low cost of living and proximity to Charlotte." The business explosion is phenomenal. It is a corporate headquarters favorite for many companies. Red Ventures, the largest employer in the county, has built a Silicon Valley-style campus for its internet marketing and technology offerings. The campus has over 630,000 square feet of office space and many nearby amenities. Movement Mortgage opened its corporate offices in 2016 and has over 750 associates here and over 3,000 employees in 40 states. CompuCon systems, providing information technology, has 1500 employees in its global headquarters. This area is also home to Continental Tire American Division supplying products to passenger and commercial vehicles. Sharonview Federal Credit Union, one of the nation's top 200 credit unions, serves more than 70,000 members. In July 2018, Sharonview announced a $42 million, 117 person expansion of the corporate headquarters to be located in Indian Land. The Cardinal Health facility assembles components for sterile surgical trays and medical procedure-specific kits and is the county's fifth largest employer. Retail development is following the residential and business growth. RedStone, a retail development company, sports eight restaurants, numerous shops and a 14-screen theater. RedStone was recently named "Project of the Year" by The Charlotte Business Journal. The Promenade, a 280,000 square-foot shopping center, is adding stores to its location, which houses Burlington Coat Factory, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Ross, Panera Bread, Starbuck's, Petco, TJ Maxx, Kirkland's, and Ulta Beauty. It opened in September 2018. Ballantyne Village, located just ten minutes from Indian Land in one of the most affluent areas of Charlotte, is one of the nearby shopping options and offers unlimited dining with 13 restaurants. In addition, shopping is also available in the surrounding communities of Charlotte, Fort Mill/Rock Hill, Waxhaw, and Weddington. Speaking of restaurants, there is a variety right in Indian Land. You might want to try Red Rocks Café for a fancy meal and superior service or Portofino's for authentic Italian cuisine. Jim 'N Nick's serves multiple barbeque fairs, burgers, sandwiches and family dinners as well. You can sample Indian, Greek, Mexican and Armenian meals or visit one of the fast food spots here. Indian Land has two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. This is part of the Lancaster School District that serves more than 11,000 students. Thirty private schools are also located in or near the county. The region has four universities including the University of South Carolina (USC) at Lancaster, 11 liberal arts colleges and 10 community colleges offering a wide range of educational choices for students after high school. USC Lancaster offers associate degree programs in criminal justice, business, nursing and pre-baccalaureate studies. A local satellite campus of York Technical College has an information technology focus. Clemson University is a couple hours away and the University of South Carolina in Columbia is 90 minutes from Indian Land. The real estate market provides an array of housing. You can find residences for executives, managers and those who INDIAN LAND STATS POPULATION 19,264 MEDIAN HOME VALUE $332,000 MEDIAN GROSS RENT $1,670 COST OF LIVING 1O1.5 / US 100

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